Monday, January 22, 2018
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Frees, Mounts, take third at Leagues

While Manheim Central senior Zach Waltz might not have seen winning the Lancaster-Lebanon League individual rifle championship in his immediate future when he awoke Saturday morning, he saw the targets well enough at the event to make it happen.

“I’ve been shooting pretty well lately,” said Waltz, who plans on attending Cornell University to major in viticulture and enology, which involves wine making and vineyard development. “I feel like I have been improving as the season has gone on. I didn’t expect this, but it is a pleasant surprise.”

Waltz earned the only perfect score of 200 in the 42-shooter field to win the individual crown at Conestoga Valley High School. Freshman Willoh Robbins of Garden Spot finished second with a 199 and three centers while Evan Frees of Ephrata placed third with 199 and two centers.

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Mounts clinch Section Title

There were some very interested bystanders Monday afternoon at Dutch Lanes for the match between Conestoga Valley and Cedar Crest.

Several members of the Ephrata High School team were there with a keen interest in the outcome. That’s because CV needed to earn five points in its match against the Falcons to clinch the Section Two title. If the Buckskins failed to do that, Ephrata, which closed out the regular season Friday, would be section champs.

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1K for Kelly

Kelly Liebl was in 4th grade when Marcy Dull scored her 1000th point at Ephrata, eight years later Liebl became only the 7th member of the elite list of 1000 point scorers in Ephrata girls basketball lore.

Her 1000th point came on a free throw in the third quarter of the Mounts victory over Solanco. You can watch it here.

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Donegal holds off Ephrata

For the Donegal girls’ basketball team, it was a pretty basic blueprint.

Jump out to an early lead, withstand a rally or two and win.

The Indians followed it to perfection Tuesday night, the end result being a 56-53 win over Ephrata in a Lancaster-Lebanon League quarterfinal at Donegal.

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Lebanon Completes Comeback

Lebanon’s Alexis Hill toed the foul line at Ephrata Middle School Thursday night with 10 seconds on the clock and the Cedars deadlocked at 33 with host Ephrata on the scoreboard.

Through the sweat on her brow and the screeches raining down from the home crowd, Hill bucketed both free-throw attempts to give Lebanon the lead, one it held for a 36-33 victory and control of first place in the Lancaster-Lebanon League’s Section Two.

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